The Best Grid Games for Nintendo Switch

Update : Cyber Tower added at rank #16.
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Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection (2023)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Nintendo Switch

Dive into the electrifying world of Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Vol. 1! Unleash your ultimate deck of special moves in grid-based battles, explore the net for rare BattleChips, and fight network crime with Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE. With improved graphics, engaging gameplay, and a jammin' soundtrack, this action-packed collection will keep you on the edge of your seat!


What we like:
  • Nostalgic gameplay
  • Enhanced online features
  • Improved graphics and music
  • Polished story and balanced gameplay
  • Unique playstyles with style changes
What could be improved:
  • Confusing maps
  • Lack of quality of life improvements
  • Inability to play offline

  • rpg
  • battle
  • grid
  • card
  • online
  • compilation
  • dungeon
  • classic
  • trading
  • sprite
  • combat
  • retro
  • platform
  • real-time
  • action

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is an innovative turn-based tactical RPG. You play as Mario and his Rabbid allies as they battle a space monster named Cursa and her Darkmess. The game captures the energy of the Rabbids, and provides supercharged weapons, flinging allies into the air, and Sparks to power up your team.

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What we like:
  • Innovative gameplay
  • Vibrant and lively atmosphere
  • Strategic maps without grids
  • Lots of fun characters with unique abilities
  • Smooth controls
What could be improved:
  • Not for those who don't like turn-based tactical RPGs
  • Some jokes may be too dumb for some players

  • tactical
  • turn-based
  • battle
  • grid
  • strategy
  • cover
  • combat
  • crossover
  • puzzle
  • rpg
  • exploration
  • fight

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Tents & Trees (2018)

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Android IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch

Place a tent next to each tree in this original nature puzzle game! The numbers around the grid tell you how many tents must be placed in each row and column. Be careful, tents can’t touch each other. Don't guess! Use your logic and carefully plan your every move. Each level has only one unique solution. Come up with your own strategies for solving larger grids and more-challenging levels.

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  • grid
  • more-challenging
  • family
  • puzzle
  • pretend
  • nature

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Bonfire Peaks (2020)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

A difficult open world puzzle game about climbing mysterious ruins and setting fire to your belongings.

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  • sokoban
  • voxel
  • puzzle
  • nonlinear
  • movement
  • grid
  • cinematic
  • emotional
  • 3d
  • stylized
  • atmospheric
  • relaxing
  • third-person
  • pixel
  • difficult

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Vaporum: Lockdown (2020)

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PC Windows Nintendo Switch Xbox One Mac OS Linux Playstation 4

Experience the danger and secrets of the steampunk world as Ellie Teller in Vaporum: Lockdown. With challenging combat, puzzle-solving, and RPG-style upgrades, immerse yourself in the intriguing world of the tower of Arx Vaporum. Uncover hidden secrets, unique enemies, and thrilling adventures in this first-person game. Are you ready to escape and survive?

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What we like:
  • Fun and rewarding gameplay with dynamic combat and exploration
  • Simple skill tree system that allows for unique builds
  • Engaging story with interesting collectibles
  • Accessible to players unfamiliar with the genre
  • Great style and graphics
What could be improved:
  • Puzzles can become tedious and repetitive
  • Boss fights can be long and dissatisfying
  • Use of present-day language clashes with the game's historical setting
  • Character progression options can feel experimental and not worth investing in

  • dungeon-crawler
  • steampunk
  • grid
  • rpg
  • old-school
  • gadget
  • real-time
  • reflexes
  • puzzle
  • tactical

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Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 1 (2021)

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Nintendo Switch

For the first time ever, Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters are coming to Nintendo Switch™! With unique gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and up-scaled artwork, this is a must-have for Strategy RPG fans and NIS fans alike!

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  • rpg
  • tactical
  • grid
  • japanese
  • jrpg
  • battle
  • classic
  • combat
  • isometric

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PICROSS S7 (2022)

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Nintendo Switch

This release introduces support for touchscreen controls.
Players can now select "Touch Hold" or "Touch Toggle" as an input method on the puzzle board.

Clip Picross Piece puzzles can now be unlocked by completing Mega Picross puzzles.

There are 300 Picross and Mega Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, 30 Color Picross puzzles, and 5 Extra puzzles, a grand total of 485 puzzles!

Link play data from Picross S4, Picross S5, and Picross S6 to unlock three Extra puzzles.

Picross is a picture crossword puzzle game where you follow hint number to complete a picture.
With simple, easy-to-follow rules, it's a game anyone can play!

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  • puzzle
  • grid
  • spin-offs
  • pixel
  • golf
  • rhythm
  • minimalist
  • simultaneously

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Railway Islands - Puzzle (2021)

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Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Xbox One PC Windows

Railway Islands is a puzzle game about designing a railway map for a large archipelago. Make a safe path between the stations and let your train deliver all the resources and go to the next island.


  • grid
  • hex
  • movement
  • trains
  • stylized
  • clicker
  • tabletop
  • minimalist
  • logic
  • isometric
  • point-and-click
  • relaxing
  • colourful
  • cute
  • atmospheric

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YO-KAI WATCH 3 (2019)

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Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Switch

Purchase the digital version of the YO-KAI WATCH 3 game and receive a code that gives you a chance to battle and befriend Jibanyan T and Komosan T. Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it’s up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them. Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out or dodge attacks. More Yo-kai, more mysteries! ’Merican Yo-kai have made their way to YO-KAI WATCH 3 and they’re rootin’ tootin’ troublemakers. Speaking of troublemakers, in BBQ, zombies rise from their graves and Nate must free the town during Zombie Night. If you’re too afraid of zombies, you can always find treasure by exploring randomly generated dungeons and discover the truth about the mysterious ruins hidden all across the continent with the Yo-kai Blasters T group.

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  • battle
  • grid
  • rpg
  • boss
  • boss-fight
  • parody
  • dungeon
  • online
  • zombies
  • pokemon
  • western
  • fbi
  • quick-time-event-driven
  • anime
  • local

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Projection: First Light (2020)

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Xbox One IOS iPhone Playstation 4 PC Windows Mac OS Nintendo Switch

The player controls two objects: the protagonist, a little shadow puppet girl named Greta, and a physical ball of light. [4] The player explores four different time periods, Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and 19th century England, each with its own unique style. The characters and foreground are black while the background is in sepia, replicating the style of tradition shadow play canvas.

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  • rpg
  • platform
  • grid
  • battlefield
  • zelda
  • 2d
  • casual
  • adventure
  • colourful
  • retro
  • mythology
  • beautiful
  • tactical
  • story
  • puzzle

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